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County Donegal is situated in the north west of Ireland bordering counties Leitrim, Derry, Tyrone and Fermanagh.
This beautiful county is the most northerly in the Republic of Ireland and yet is still only three hour's drive from Dublin. It is a county of contrasts with craggy mountain peaks, wide open spaces, dense woodlands and rugged Atlantic shores.
Co. Donegal’s two mountain ranges the Blue Stack Mountains in the south and Derryveagh Mountains to the north, offer some truly stunning marked walks and hikes while the Slieve League Cliffs, situated on the southwest coast, rival the Cliffs Moher for drama and are said to be the highest sea cliffs in Europe, rising over 600m over the ocean. There is a visitor’s car park and viewing point which offers amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sligo Mountains and Donegal Bay. There is a marked walk along the cliffs along ‘One Man's Pass’ on to 'Pilgrim's Path' but this is recommended for experienced walkers only.
Another area of really outstanding natural beauty in Donegal is the extensive Glenvaegh National Park which covers some 16,000 hectares which include the Glenveagh Estate, the 19th century Glenveagh Castle & Gardens, Derryveagh Mountains and Lough Veagh. The park is home to Ireland’s largest herd of red deer.
Donegal Town whose name in Irish means 'Fort of the Foreigners' is situated on the estuary of the River Eske flows, on the shores of Donegal Bay. A thriving market town, it has a wide variety of craft shops and boutiques, many featuring the famous Donegal Tweed. The town also hosts a weekly farmer’s market which showcases fresh local produce in the centre known as the ‘Diamond’. The town’s old train station is now a museum - Donegal Railway Heritage which is home to restored carriages, models and memorabilia.
Donegal is home to a number of excellent golf courses including:
Co. Donegal has a strong celtic tradition with a large Gaeltacht Region (Irish Speaking Resgion) which is concentrated around the area known as The Rosses and Arranmore Island.
Our self catering accommodation in Donegal is ideally situated in order for visitors to explore all that this diverse county has to offer.
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